NOMINATED FOR THE REEL MUSIC AWARD (ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY)
Coinciding with the release of its new Discovery Collection title, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, MovieScore Media presents the latest documentary score of Emmy-nominated composer Richard Blair-Oliphant: The Life of Earth. Created for the Smithsonian Channel, host Ronan Summers guides viewers through the exciting history of our planet, highlighting how new research adds to our perception of what happened in the 4.5 billions of years that shaped Earth into the home of mankind.
”The Life of Earth then looks back at the Earth with the perspective gained from the voyage into space, which I already covered in my 2008 score When We Left Earth,” explains the composer about how this work relates to one of his earlier commissions. “The music had to reflect both the awe-inspiring and often violent nature of that story. It then moves on to the more recent history of how humankind has influenced the planet over the last few million years. The score explores some bleak themes here, but also there is hope for our future, for truly we live in a “Remarkable Time” (the final track of the album).” The music was recorded at Tom-Tom studios in Budapest.
Richard Blair-Oliphant has scored more than 50 film and television projects to date. His film credits include The All Together starring Martin Freeman, the found footage flick The Dinosaur Project, and Blindsight for Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker. In television he is best-known for period dramas (Moonshot, The Relief of Belsen, 1066). His score for Discovery’s When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound at the 30th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. In conjunction with The Life of Earth, MovieScore Media releases another documentary score by the composer, the Emmy-nominated When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions which celebrates the Moon Landing anniversary.
MMS19044 THE LIFE OF EARTH (Original Television Soundtrack)
Music Composed by RICHARD BLAIR-OLIPHANT
Release date (digital): December 27, 2019